State Officials Tout New Exotic Animals Law

Oct 18, 2012

State officials say safety has increased under tighter restrictions for owning exotic animals.

Today marks one year since a suicidal owner released dozens of exotic animals from his farm near Zanesville, prompting a new law that took effect last month. The law requires owners to register their exotic animals and meet other regulations. Other provisions such as permit requirements have yet to kick in. The state says 17 owners have completed registrations so far. One Republican opponent of the law is more skeptical of its impact.